I looked over some of the other entries, and I won't be winning anything, but I had fun doing it, so in that sense I've won already. No, I'm not just being modest. I do think my story is better than some of the entries, which I won't name. It definitely isn't as good as a few of the best entries, though. It's just as well I didn't read them beforehand.
The funny thing is, I just finished Moonstruck and sent it in when I had another idea for a story titled Traitor Moon. There is only one entry allowed per author, but I just may write it anyway, and post it here. I hope I can find the time to do that tomorrow. In the meantime, I've been thinking about my challenge.
One person commented that it "ain't broke" so I shouldn't try to fix it. That's good advice, but it is nice to vary things a bit when writing. One idea I'm considering is to have whoever starts the story off write a very short story, say 250 words. Each of the others would then write a new segment, showing the same events from the viewpoint of a different character who witnessed them or was involved.
The problem is, I'm not sure if that will work out well or not. Comments on the subject are welcome; the other possibility is a challenge very similar to Brandon's. Since I'm meeting an Irish cousin I've never met before on Wednesday, and Amin's challenge ends next Monday, I'll probably set it for next week. Anyone interested in signing up should let me know; I already have Brandon down for it.